Sunday, April 29, 2012

Tuesday, April 29, 1862

I rose early enough to see the sun rise away beyond the prairie.  Mr. Walton got Miss Mary Tunnison's sewing machine and Kate has been sewing for Clara all the forenoon.  Clara has three sons but her only daughter died about a year ago and is buried in the graveyard on a mound west of Pana.  James and Eddie are fine healthy boys but Willie, now eight years old is a cripple and great sufferer from hip disease.  Maggie expects to start to Aledo in the morning so Clara went with her to return calls.  Then we all went to Mr. Tyler's where we found a group of very pleasant ladies, Mrs. Charles Lewis, a very pretty woman, and her two sisters-in-law, Misses Elizabeth and Mary Lewis who are English.  They are social sprightly girls, Miss Eunice Hooper who is quite an heiress and an unassuming quiet girl, Mrs. De Levie, wfe of the editor of the "Pana Public", who is from Boston and is a lady.  Mrs. Bradley was also there.

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